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Will upgrading from 10.6 to 10.7 fix a problem I am having with Java?

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jap0nica Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 6, 2013 9:20 AM

For a long time a certain website causes my Firefox browser to hang, sometimes for over a minute.  I believe the problem is with Java and I would like to upgrade from Java 6 to Java 7.   However, I need Lion to do this.  I am happy with Leopard and do not want to go to the trouble and expense of upgrading my OS unless there is a good chance the new version of Java would end my problem.  Advice please!

Mac mini 1.42, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,475 points)

    What OS do you have; your profile doesn't match your post?  


    If you cannot (or are unwilling to) disable Java altogether then you may find it best to upgrade to Snow Leopard.   There are updates in Snow Leopard that solve some problems with Java.




    A little reading, though perhaps not specifically to your problem

    Flashback malware and Java issues.: Apple Support Communities


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  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    Java 6 is the same in Snow Leopard.

    Whatever your problem, Java is the least likely cause.


    Incidentally, the updates improve Java by disabling it!

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,475 points)

    Okay, so when you say Leopard, you mean Snow Leopard; there is a difference and hence my original reply.


    Assuming you have updated the OS 10.6.8 you have (there was an update for Java recently) you could try writing to the developer to see if they have similar reports.   I can understand your frustration; I like Scrabble too.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,475 points)

    Where did you buy it from?   What is its' full name?   Most apps specify their background in an 'On line help or preferences' section.


    Then Google what you find.   Most Apple apps have the same facility.   I'll have a dig for you if you run into difficulty.


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  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)

    jap0nica wrote:


    Could I prevail upon you to provide me with a link to the developer?

    Now I'm confused. What developer? I thought we were talking about a web site using FireFox.


    If there is a Java problem then it would involve the web site developer. You should contact them (surely you know the link to that site) and ask if they have done anything that requires Java 7. If they have it would be very unusual as most users that upgraded to Java 7 found out that the web site(s) they use no longer worked and had to revert. Normally a web site developer is slow to update and attempt to make it backward compatible as they realize that will cause problems.


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